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US News In the United States, a high-risk Thanksgiving, Europe eases restrictions

07:05  27 november  2020
07:05  27 november  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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Meanwhile, new restrictions are taking effect in parts of the Tri- State Area; CBS2's Cory James reports. Some Americans are disregarding COVID concerns and hitting the road for Thanksgiving , but others are staying close to home.

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  Aux Etats-Unis, un Thanksgiving à haut risque, l'Europe atténue les restrictions © Provided by Le Point

Virtual parade and calls for limited gatherings, Americans celebrate Thursday a Thanksgiving tarnished by the new embrace of the epidemic in the country, while the Europe slightly relaxed its restrictions despite a caveat: the AstraZeneca / Oxford University vaccine requires "further study".

Pandemic Obliges, the famous Thanksgiving parade with giant balloons that usually brings millions of people to the streets of New York, was held without an audience. It aired online, with much of the animation filmed in advance.

Following, like many of his compatriots, the recommendations of the health authorities the president elect Joe Biden did not come but he spent this family celebration in his fiefdom of Delaware (northeast) in a small committee with his wife , her daughter and her son-in-law.

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Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States , Canada, Brazil, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia, and the sub-national entities Leiden, Norfolk Island

Abandoning it now risks being like throwing away an umbrella in a rainstorm because it has stopped Perhaps the opening southern states will suffer no ill effects. Some lifting of restrictions make This article appeared in the United States section of the print edition under the headline "Stir craziness".

"I know that this is not the way many of us hoped to spend the holidays," said former vice president Barack Obama in a video released Thursday on Twitter .

"It is a personal sacrifice that every family can and must make to save someone else's life. It is a sacrifice for the whole country," he added.

The former vice-president, however, sought to reassure his fellow citizens. "We're going to get out of this together, even if we have to be apart," he said in a column published by CNN .

A sign of political divisions on how to manage the pandemic and the end-of-year celebrations, President Donald Trump on Wednesday encouraged "all Americans to come together, at home and in places of worship" during his Thanksgiving proclamation.

The Republican billionaire, who spent his Thursday morning golfing, is expected to join the Trump family for dinner at the White House, according to the First Lady's spokeswoman.

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“Countries like the United States , Germany and the UK do have domestic pharmaceutical facilities It came as the chancellor Angela Merkel met with 16 federal state leaders to discuss restrictions for The Latin American region has the highest number of reported deaths in the world, representing

Auckland Council has agreed to ease water restrictions for summer. From 14 December, residents in the supercity will be able to use a hand-held hose at home, provided it is attended and has a trigger nozzle. However, residents have been warned to use water wisely as a shortage continues.

Faced with these contradictory injunctions, nearly seven million people have still flown in the United States over the last seven days, according to data from the TSA agency, in charge of security checks at airports , an increase of 22% compared to the previous week.

But the family reunion, around the traditional stuffed turkey, accompanied by sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce, will not have the same flavor this year when the country has just recorded more than 2,400 deaths from the coronavirus in 24 hours, a six month high.

The most bereaved country in the world by the new coronavirus, with more than 262,000 dead since the onset of the disease, the United States could see the number of deaths increase to 321,000 by December 19, according to the last screening of the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC).

On the planet, more than 60 million cases of Covid-19 have been officially counted since the start of the pandemic, and nearly 1.4 million people have died from it.

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The ability for parts of the United States to safely and effectively begin to lift coronavirus restrictions will depend on the country's capacity to aggressively test for and trace new cases of the virus, Bill Gates told CNN's Fareed Zakaria Sunday.

Thanksgiving is one of the two annual feast days that are a specific part of American life. The wild turkeys, large birds that lived in the forests of North America, were like a miracle for the early colonists who could trap them with ease ; and turkey has always been the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving feast.

Cacophonie on skiing

Western Europe is however starting to reap the fruits of severe confinement, and several countries are gradually loosening the shackles as Christmas approaches.

If the health situation continues to improve, confinement in France will be lifted on December 15 to be replaced by a national curfew, with an exception for the evenings of December 24 and 31.

It will be "imperative" to limit the number of guests at these New Years Eve parties, French Prime Minister Jean Castex warned on Thursday, detailing the three-stage reductions announced two days earlier by President Emmanuel Macron.

Small businesses will be able to reopen on Saturday, and travel will be allowed within a radius of 20 km and for three hours. On the other hand, bars, restaurants and sports halls will keep their doors closed, at least until January 20.

After four weeks of confinement, England will also reopen non-essential stores in early December and conduct a massive screening program, but the vast majority of residents will continue to live under strict restrictions.

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"It can't be a normal Christmas," warned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

On the other hand, there is no question of relaxing the efforts for the moment in Greece, which has extended the confinement until December 7, nor in Germany.

The restrictions decided in November will continue to apply in Germany until the beginning of January. "Unless we have an unexpected drop in the infection rate but it is unlikely at this stage," Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

Having invited its population not to go abroad during the Christmas holidays, in particular to skiing, Germany will ask the European Union to ban stays in ski resorts until January 10. winter, conducive to the spread of the virus.

But neighboring Austria is on another line and plans to open its tracks. In France, the stations may reopen during the holidays but the ski lifts will remain closed.

Additional study

The pandemic continues to wreak economic havoc: statistics published on Thursday show that both German consumers and French households are in low spirits.

Many countries are counting on the arrival of vaccines at the end of December or the beginning of 2021 to envisage a gradual return to normal.

But uncertainties remain: the vaccine developed by the British laboratory AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford requires "an additional study" said Thursday the CEO of the group, after criticism of the results announced.

On average 70% efficient, this result actually hides large differences between two different protocols.

Meanwhile, Russia on Thursday broke a new record for daily infections and deaths, and South Korea on the same day reported the highest number of new cases since March.

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